The Andes region in South America is known for their wool production from sheep, alpacas and llamas. Our cushions come from the North of Argentina (Salta Province), and they are made of 100% sheep wool, which is the most commonly used fibre for traditional Andean weaving. This wool is easier to work with, extremely durable and warm.
The process starts with the shearing of the sheep, it usually takes place in January through April. The shearing is done by hand, using scissors-like shears, however the sheep are not harmed in the process. Once the wool is removed, it is then washed and dried.
When the wool is fully dried, the spinning process began. The goal is turning the raw wool and fibers into strong, consistent useful threads. The spinning is a mainly feminine activity in indigenous culture, sometimes being done while chatting with friends, or watching over your children or sheep.
The wool is then dyed, and it’s achieved normally with natural elements, for example flowers or roots. The fibers are dyed by artisans using recipes that have been passed down through many generations.
As soon as the wool is fully dyed and dried, the textiles are ready to be woven in traditional circular loom.
Slight imperfections may occur due to the source and nature of this product, enhancing its character and personality.